Many Health Care Workers Chronic Smokers, Study Finds
(Beijing) – A large proportion of Chinese health care workers are smokers and some regularly smoke in front of patients, a leading health expert said at a recent tobacco-related forum.
The finding led experts to say such practices in the medical profession are sending an inconsistent message to the public about the dangers of smoking.
China ranks first globally in terms of the proportion of smokers among male health care workers, which accounted for 40 percent, tobacco expert Wang Chen said July 16. He added many health care workers have a low awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco use and dependence, in addition to existing tobacco prevention programs.
- Silent Scourge
- APEC Barriers
- Official in Shanxi City 'Falls to His Death after Facing Investigators'
- Sinopec Picks 25 Investors to Hold Stake in Sales Unit
- The Week in Photos: September 5 – 12
- Old Spice
- Britain Needs Greater Unity, Not a Messy Breakup
- Ice Challenge Is Social Media Hit, but Sufferers of Rare Diseases Still Live on Fringes
- Rules and the Ruler
- Deserted Kids
- Sign up to receive our free daily newsletter
- Spectre of Corruption Haunts Huawei
- Will Education Firm New Oriental Learn or Lose?
- UnionPay, Apple Said to Agree on U.S. Firm's New Payment Technology
- Coming to Grips with Ammonia in China's Haze
- Gov't Again Cracks Down on Schools for Migrant Workers' Children
- Closer Look: Alibaba's Looming IPO Sends Shockwaves through Bourses at Home, Abroad
- Gov't Cobbles Together Funding for Slum Renovation Projects
- Media Outlet Blackmailed over 100 Companies, Xinhua Reports
- Phony Futurism
- Shenzhen's Qianhai Zone Joins Overseas E-Commerce Pilot